Aalto University Summer School

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Virtual reality lets us create environments fit for any simulated interaction. During this course, students learn how software applications and game engines are used to build immersive multisensory experiences.
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Teaching period:

-

Application period:

1.2.2024 – 16.4.2024

Course format:

Campus

Duration:

2 weeks part-time

Course level:

Undergraduate

Field of study:

Art and design

Credits:

2 ECTS

Organiser:

Aalto University

Tuition fees:

590€

Virtual reality allows us to create environments fit for any simulated interaction. It is used in multiple applications, from entertainment to the automotive industry and training healthcare practitioners. VR and AR are some of the fastest-growing technologies in the world, boosted by new applications and technology development in the upcoming years. 

Introduction to Virtual Reality introduces students to the most common VR technologies, their relation to human physiology and the basic terminology needed to further their studies and understand related phenomena. Students learn how software applications and game engines are used to create immersive multisensory experiences, with case examples from creative and industrial contexts. 
 

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Gautam Vishwanath is the responsible teacher for Introduction to VR

Teacher Information

Gautam Vishwanath is a game designer specialising in the world of virtual reality. Gautam is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Aalto University. His research focuses on how VR can enhance museum experiences, with the aim to make them more inclusive, engaging and enjoyable for everyone.

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